According to a new study, researcher determine that physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly used in dermatology practices to cut costs and improve access to care, but are more likely than dermatologists to perform unnecessary skin biopsies to check for cancer, while being less likely to accurately diagnose early stage skin cancers. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.
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According to a study, researcher examine that eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery. They developed a model of postoperative pain after spine surgery. A total of 1,008 patients who underwent spine surgery under general anesthesia from 2011 to 2013 were included.
Accoridng to a new stduy, researchers estimated that older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see age-related vascular changes reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks. They adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, or nutraceuticals, could play an important role in preventing heart disease. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Researchers examined a inner ear, ears are exquisite detection instruments, capable of discerning a whisper or distinct notes of music within a symphony. To pick up these sounds, tiny hair-like filaments in the inner ear must be packed into precisely arranged bundles, all facing the same direction. Images of the normal, tidy architecture of these bundles on cells within the cochlea, the inner ear structure responsible for hearing. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
NextSource Biopharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Tri-Source Pharma, has increased the price of the 40-year-old, off-patent cancer drug lomustine (Gleostine) by 1400% over the last four years, and three US senators want to know why.
A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics suggests a role for fish-oil supplementation in workers who perform very stressful jobs. Fish oil is one of the promising supplementations to improve posttraumatic stress disorder.
Cancer and heart disease has become the top cause of death. Many of those affected are diagnosed only after a tumor has developed extensively and reduced the chance of recovery: the cure rate for prostate cancer is 32% and only 11% for colon cancer.
An international research consortium led by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, has discovered new information related to the rare form of leukemia called aggressive NK-cell leukemia.
Spending on cancer drugs in the U.S has nearly doubled in the past five years imposing a substantial financial burden on patients with cancer. A group of scientists has proposed three solutions to maximize the clinical benefit of cancer drugs.
A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and could save healthcare systems money over a lifetime. Researchers used a decision-analytic model to come to their conclusion.